Like hearts, wineglasses are fragile, full of goodness, and frequently broken. Live life to the brim with today’s Groupon.
$75 for Two-Hour Wine-Pairing Class with Food ($150 Value)
Wine-pairing sessions take place at both 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the following dates:
- Saturday, April 14
- Sunday, April 15
- Saturday, April 21
- Sunday, April 22
- Saturday, April 28
- Sunday, April 29
- Saturday, May 5
- Sunday, May 6
- Saturday, May 12 (if necessary)
- Sunday, May 13 (if necessary)<p>
During two-hour 30-person wine-pairing courses, wine maven Paul Watkin and his cohort Keith Nicholson cultivate an understanding of texture, flavour, and pairing dynamics with six wines coupled with carefully selected charcuterie meats and cheeses. Paul’s experience includes edifying pupils at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts; Keith cut his vintner’s teeth overseeing the cellars and service at the fine-dining eateries Le Crocodile and Bearfoot Bistro. By course’s end, the teachers hope to impart the theory behind the art of pairing and the confidence for attendees to make their own pairings, whether cooking at home or on a space shuttle.
Two Chefs and a Table
Owners Karl Gregg and Allan Bosomworth channel their sundry culinary interests into Two Chefs and a Table, a French-cuisine-inspired bistro with a robust catering wing and a focus on delightful wines. Their laid-back eatery immerses diners in artful food preparation at the chef's table, where cooks prepare meals in the open to assuage the anxieties of claustrophobic cheeses.
The menu and its carefully selected complementary wines change with the season, variously sating appetites with fresh salmon, British Columbia boar, and a slew of other locally sourced ingredients. Occasional Wine Drinker dinners match themed five-course meals with ideal wines as patrons mingle in merriment. For special events and social gatherings, the catering service supplies appetizers and plated cuisine.